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Fred J. Murphy
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College Northwestern University
Sport College football
Career highlights
Overall 46-47-6 (0.49495)
Coaching stats
College Football DataWarehouse
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1900-1901
1914-1918
1920-1922
1924-1926
Missouri
Northwestern
Denver
Kentucky

Fred J. Murphy was a head football coach in the United States. His lifetime coaching record was 46 wins, 47 losses, and 6 ties.

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All-American football player

Murphy attended Yale University where he played tackle for the school's football team. He was selected as an All-American at that position in 1895.

In 1894, Murphy was injured in the Harvard-Yale football game that became known as the "Hampden Park Blood Bath." The game had become increasingly brutal with the introduction of mass formation. In the 1894 Harvard-Yale game, four players on each team suffered serious injuries, resulting in the cancellation of the football rivalry between the two schools. Murphy was left unconscious for five hours in a hospital as a result of the beating he took in the game.[1]

Coaching History

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Missouri

Murphy started as the head football coach at the University of Missouri from 1900 to 1901 and compiled a 6-10-2 record.

Northwestern

Murphy was the 12th head coach for the Northwestern University Wildcats located in Evanston, Illinois and he held that position for five seasons, from 1914 until 1918. His coaching record at Northwestern was 16 wins, 16 losses, and 1 ties. This ranks him 11th at Northwestern in total wins and tenth at Northwestern in winning percentage. [2]

University of Denver

Murphy returned to coaching in the 1920 season to coach at the University of Denver, a coaching position he held ofr three seasons until 1922. At Denver, he compiled a record of 12 wins, 7 losses, and 2 ties.[3]. His best season at Denver was 1922, when the team completed a record of 6-1-1,[4] second only to his 6-1 season at Northwestern in 1916.[5]

Kentucky

Murphy's next move was to become the head coach at the University of Kentucky from 1924 to 1926. During his tenure he compiled a record of 12 wins, 14 losses, and 1 tie.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
J. Winn
Kentucky Wildcats Football Coaches
1924–1926
Succeeded by
Harry Gamage

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